I completed the original scratchboard work in 2011 which depicts a typical scene from the past at Table Bay Harbour in Cape Town.
Table Bay Harbour traces its roots back to 1652 when Jan van Riebeeck of the Dutch East India Company established a supply station there. A vicious storm in 1858 saw 30 ships blown ashore and wrecked, with huge loss of life. Lloyd's of London declined all further insurance on ships in Table Bay in winter, resulting in the British Colonial Government starting the construction, in 1860, of the first breakwater.
This developed into the Victoria and Alfred Basin, the first safe harbour. There has been extensive expansion since then and today the V&A Waterfront is a premier tourist attraction.
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